Donald Trump has dismissed allegations that U.S Intelligence provided him with a dossier claiming that Russia had dug up dirt on the president-elect.
C.N.N reports that officials included a two-page synopsis of ‘kompromat’, which is the Russian for compromising material. According to C.N.N they showed this to the president-elect.
Trump has denied this furiously, tweeting, “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s counsellor, also rebuffed the claims stating they came from ‘unknown’ sources when interviewed on Late Night with Seth Meyers show. She said, “I have to say as an American citizen… we should be concerned that intelligence officials leaked to the press but won’t go and tell the president-elect or the President of the United States himself, Mr Obama, what the information is. They would rather go tell the press.”
According to C.N.N the intelligence came from a British operative who was considered credible by U.S Intelligence agencies.
The website Buzzfeed later published a 35 page memo they claim is what U.S Intelligence presented to Donald Trump. Little of the content can be independently verified and the report pointed out that it contains inconsistencies.
The memo claims that Russians had told the source they had extensive dirt allegations on the president-elect. This includes a secret film of him in the suite where President Obama stayed in Moscow, watching prostitutes carrying out sexual acts on the bed where Obama slept.
According to C.N.N the material was included in the intelligence briefing to reaffirm their case that Russia had hacked the democrats during the election campaign. By all accounts they wanted him to see that the Russians had damaging material on both of them but only chose to release the Democrat information to Wikileaks.
The document also alleges that one of Trump’s people spoke to representatives of the Russian government.
The document also outlines that Trump rejected “sweetener” real estate deals.